Interview: Artist Julie Mehretu on Radical Imagination

We speak with the illustrious MacArthur Fellow about her career, influences and her new American Express collaboration

Evidenced by this year’s career-spanning exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art (which began at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art), Julie Mehretu has established herself as one of the world’s most accomplished artists—and she’s only just getting started. Having already been named one of Time Magazine’s most influential people, in addition to having received a MacArthur Genius Grant, Mehretu is on an inspiring …

AMEX to Release Card Composed of Recovered Ocean Plastic

With their Parley for the Oceans partnership, American Express plans to address the global problem of ocean plastic pollution in two ways. First, they’re releasing a new card primarily composed of plastic found in the ocean and along the coast. This will reduce their new plastic consumption. Further, this initiative is also about raising awareness for their cardholders and will include many other eco-friendly commitments. …

Es Devlin’s Surreal “Room 2022” Exhibition for Miami Art Week

An immersive multi-room artwork that made many publications’ must-see lists for Miami Art Week even before anyone had experienced it, artist and stage designer Es Devlin’s “Room 2022” actually delivers in a myriad of unexpected ways. While initial information from the American Express-commissioned piece alluded to its highly Instagrammable nature, the actual installation at the Miami Beach EDITION Hotel contains strong, thoughtful and self-reflective themes …